Hijabi Problems

Hijabi Problems

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Hijabi Problems refers to the everyday annoyances experienced by Muslim women as a result of the Hijab dress code that requires women to wear a traditional veil in accordance with the Islamic tradition. On Tumblr and Twitter, this issue has been brought up in the form of image macros in the style of First World Problems.

Origin

On March 3rd, 2011, Twitter user elnoorE[1] introduced the hashtag #hijabiproblems to express her annoyance at dealing with her hijab in the wind.



Spread

On August 21st, 2011, the Tumblr blog hijabiproblems[1] was created. The blog features examples of awkward questions the Tumblr’s creator and readers had gotten about their hijabs.



On April 27th, 2012, the Twitter account HIjabiProbs[4] was created. As of July 2014, the account has gained over 3,000 followers.



On December 16th, 2012, YouTuber Husna Hadi[5] uploaded a video titled “Stuff People Say to Hijabis” which is done in the same style as Shit People Say. As of July 2014, the video has gained over 30,000 views.



On May 21st, 2014, Buzzfeed[6] posted a list titled “28 Struggles Only Hijabis Will Understand,” within two months it gained over 690,000 views.

Yasmeen’s Tumblr

On July 25th, 2012, Tumblr user Yasmeen created her Tumblr blog Yayasmeen[8]. On July 28th, 2014, she posted a collection of selfies with funny captions and doodles added to them. Within three days the post had gained over 150,000 notes. On July 30th, the selfie post was featured on Buzzfeed[7].



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